Here is a blog post on how to make cities more resilient for short emergencies, and more liveable if the future brings us widespread resource scarcity. It's focused on and inspired by New Zealand, but it's relevant for anywhere. I'm proud to say that many of the recommendations (greywater and rainwater reuse, rooftop gardening) I've already incorporated into the house we're rehabbing.
I apologize for my not posting on my blog for the past few weeks. I am currently in Haiti, doing a consulting project, so I've been very busy. Stay tuned for some posts on Haiti.